L&Q Creating Places Awards 2013 Contractor of the Year runner up
London and Quadrant Contractors, residents and staff came together last week to celebrate the Creating Places Awards 2013.
John O’Conner, the grounds maintenance contractor for L&Q Thames region, was proud to attend the prestigious event hosted by the guest of honour, actor and musician, Martin Kemp.
There were seven categories, with a winner and runner-up in each, as well as a surprise life time achievement award.
Martin Perry, Regional Manager and Paul Stubberfield, Senior Chargehand for John O’Conner, were delighted to receive the award for runner up in the Contractor of the Year category.
The community project which led to the nomination included John O’Conner clearing, replanting and innovatively painting community planters in partnership with L&Q, local residents, volunteers and a local Artist.
“John O’Conner Grounds Maintenance worked with L&Q on a community project. The project involved bringing together young and old on one of L&Q’s estates to improve the communal planting.
John O’Conner Grounds Maintenance’s team got stuck in, removing the unwanted materials – including skeletons of a dog and numerous cats. They then replenished the planters with new soil and compost. Once the bedding plants had been added, everyone agreed that the new-look planters were a hit.
After a thief struck and removed all the newly planted plants, John O’Conner Grounds Maintenance donated more plants and shrubs to replace what was stolen from the planters at Foots Cray in Bexley.
Residents have said that they think John O’Conner deserves a big thank you for their dedication to this project – and for their generosity.”
London and Quadrant
“We are extremely proud to have won this award, it is nice to know our dedication to support the local communities we work in is appreciated. We look forward to working in partnership on future community events and work experience opportunities for all our clients.”
John O’Conner (Grounds Maintenance) Ltd
Photo left to right – Martin Kemp, Martin Perry (John O’Conner), Paul Stubberfield (John O’Conner) and David Montague (L&Q’s CEO)